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05-09-19, 08:06 PM
08-10-18, 06:42 PM
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Posted By ben4345

Possibly buying a used Bullitt with steps, what should I watch out for?

I tried out a Larry vs Harry Bullit with a Shimano steps 6000, about 2 years old. Before I commit to it, I wanted know if there is anything I should watch out for? It comes with the rear wheel lock,...
05-05-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,357
Posted By ben4345

Sorry, I didn't mean it that way, having a DL is...

Sorry, I didn't mean it that way, having a DL is useful. Thus why I have considered it, but methodically rather than rushing in. Just because some one has a DL doesn't automatically mean they're on...
05-05-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,357
Posted By ben4345

Oh, and motorists (people no matter what their...

Oh, and motorists (people no matter what their mode of transport) will likely yell/talk about you now what bike and/or gear you're using.[/QUOTE] I do a lot of volunteer stuff, some of them want...
04-25-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,357
Posted By ben4345

I need to be fast. 5+ miles less than 30min with...

I need to be fast. 5+ miles less than 30min with load.





I will check out Bike Friday.
04-25-16, 01:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,357
Posted By ben4345

Carrying a bulky backpack (80L) about 45Lbs plus...

Carrying a bulky backpack (80L) about 45Lbs plus another 30lbs bag on a regular basis.
04-24-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,357
Posted By ben4345

I feel like I need to make the decision of staying LCF or buying a car.

:cry:

First option I have looked into, freight style bicycle Bullitt with Bionx around $6100. This option will allow me to do 85 - 95% what I would use a car for (work, school, projects, commuting...
07-22-15, 03:02 PM
07-21-15, 09:33 PM
07-21-15, 09:32 PM
07-21-15, 09:31 PM
07-21-15, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,324
Posted By ben4345

I tried on the Feature (medium), it fits my head...

I tried on the Feature (medium), it fits my head far better than anything I have tried. Might be worth it just for that.
07-21-15, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By ben4345

FACT: Mounting a G.I Joe or Barbie doll to your bike increases your speed!

True story guys! I did it and I can't believe the results myself! Could only got up too a measly 12.34MPH now I can go as high at ludicrous speed!
07-21-15, 04:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,009
Posted By ben4345

If you are gonna use that camo bartape, at least...

If you are gonna use that camo bartape, at least strap a G.I. Joe to your stem!
07-21-15, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,324
Posted By ben4345

To MIPS or not to MIPS?

You guys think MIPS is worth the premium over standard helms?
07-21-15, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By ben4345

Well, look at that, some bozo left their lights...

Well, look at that, some bozo left their lights on! :backpedal:
07-20-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,721
Posted By ben4345

Thanks for pointing out MIPS, looks like someone...

Thanks for pointing out MIPS, looks like someone is actually trying to improve helmets.
07-20-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By ben4345

The hell is that white stuff on the ground?! ...

The hell is that white stuff on the ground?!

Also, where is the G.I. Joe?
07-20-15, 09:03 PM
07-20-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By ben4345

Dude, that frame will allow you to go an extra...

Dude, that frame will allow you to go an extra 15.3 MPH, granted you also mount a basket and a G.I. Joe on it.
07-20-15, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,101
Posted By ben4345

Not when are going so fast that you are unable to...

Not when are going so fast that you are unable to react safely.
07-20-15, 04:35 PM
07-20-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,101
Posted By ben4345

For the sake of this thread, lets say the rider...

For the sake of this thread, lets say the rider that was going 40Mph either did not see the rock in time or wasn't able to dodge it.
07-20-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,101
Posted By ben4345

Can anyone help me settle this argument, which makes more sense?

Neither are completely wrong, but one of them has got to be more sensible?

1: "I went down a hill at 40Mph and crashed into a big rock in the road, landing on my head, thank god I was wearing a...
04-10-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By ben4345

I got the finishline grease a long time ago and I...

I got the finishline grease a long time ago and I am just finished it up. I do not to $8 for a 5oz of grease whereas 16oz of marine bearing grease just costs $2.50.

What happens when they are not...
04-10-14, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By ben4345

Does any one know what type of grease is finishline's grease with teflon?

I am unsure exactly what type it is, I think it might be lithium. I am trying to figure out if it is compatible with lubirmatic marine bearing grease. Anyone know if these greases are okay to mix?
...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-13, 06:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,053
Posted By ben4345

Another vote for the Fenix BT series.

Another vote for the Fenix BT series.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By ben4345

Lumens should be measured with integrated sphere.

Lumens should be measured with integrated sphere.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-13, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,921
Posted By ben4345

Stop it. :( I am ashamed that Portlanders...

Stop it. :(

I am ashamed that Portlanders are so afraid of some ice and snow.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By ben4345

It has a lot to do with driver and heat...

It has a lot to do with driver and heat regulation I believe.

I am always telling people that they should buy a quality light, but no one listens, oh well.
You can test your own lights to see...
11-17-13, 04:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,265
Posted By ben4345

It maybe ugly, but some of those...

It maybe ugly, but some of those billboards...errrr.... I mean bikes you see ay some stores. Like Fuji bikes are pretty damn fugly compared to that. :twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By ben4345

Yes, pathletes, my hands are really cold and...

Yes, pathletes, my hands are really cold and makes it really hard to type. :(
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By ben4345

Is this a result of pathletes?

http://bikeportland.org/2013/11/08/county-installs-speed-bumps-to-slow-down-riders-on-hawthorne-bridge-viaduct-96860

Cyclists that just go too fast on very narrow MUPs for whatever their reason ...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,057
Posted By ben4345

You should write to the law makers of CA and tell...

You should write to the law makers of CA and tell them to stop making dumb laws.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,747
Posted By ben4345

You ask about some specific lights here. You...

You ask about some specific lights here. You will be swarmed with a torrent of suggestions that digress from your original question, so far it is laughable.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,675
Posted By ben4345

Good link. :thumb:

Good link. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,675
Posted By ben4345

There is a lot of people who cannot stand the...

There is a lot of people who cannot stand the blueish tint of the common LEDs.
I will only buy LED lights that are, Neutral or warm white 2700k - 4200k. With a minimum of 80 CRI rating.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-13, 03:32 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,675
Posted By ben4345

*facepalm* Do you have any reading...

*facepalm*
Do you have any reading comprehension?
When you have your bright light pointing at my face while you are a riding, you are a ****** bag. If you are considerate enough to aim your light...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-13, 10:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,675
Posted By ben4345

Car headlights are a lot brighter than most of...

Car headlights are a lot brighter than most of our bike lights. But most of them are directed and diffused so much that it isn't a problem. When I say someone has their 600 + lumens light pointed...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-13, 08:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,675
Posted By ben4345

I am finding 230-275 OTF/ANSI lumens are about...

I am finding 230-275 OTF/ANSI lumens are about right for commuting. It is good enough to see plenty. 600 lumens is overkill and if you have it pointed too far up, it is only going to give use...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,485
Posted By ben4345

My cat smells like fabric softner.

My cat smells like fabric softner.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By ben4345

I can ride in just about any temperature (lowest...

I can ride in just about any temperature (lowest I have tested is about 20f). It is sleet, freezing rain, or 'chilled rain' that really get me.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-13, 02:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,619
Posted By ben4345

I can get 8000 miles on my single speed chain....

I can get 8000 miles on my single speed chain. Propably more.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 05:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,190
Posted By ben4345

They are a good introduction to wool, be sure to...

They are a good introduction to wool, be sure to wash them properly and they will last for a while.
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,485
Posted By ben4345

That is good to hear, that the light is working...

That is good to hear, that the light is working out for you. The negative reviews on those lights seem to be mostly to do with the battery pack, that would be my biggest concern.
Things have...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 04:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,485
Posted By ben4345

If you feel that is too much work to do the...

If you feel that is too much work to do the proper research or shop around to find something that is suitable, reliable and safe for your commute, then go ahead. Buy what ever you want, I won't stop...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 01:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,485
Posted By ben4345

yinding xml u2? What is actual output, I am...

yinding xml u2? What is actual output, I am pretty sure the 1800 said lumens is emitter and with a plastic lens?! It says it is water resistant, but has no rating. The battery pack most likely very...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-13, 01:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,485
Posted By ben4345

I am not a huge fan of bicycle specific lights, I...

I am not a huge fan of bicycle specific lights, I thin the Niterider just requires you to unscrew 3 hex screws and you have access to the battery...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,533
Posted By ben4345

Do they not use YKK zippers?

Do they not use YKK zippers?
Forum: Commuting
10-26-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,485
Posted By ben4345

I am not sure what 'powerful' single light units...

I am not sure what 'powerful' single light units you're tried, but I can name some that are as little as 39g and probably 45g for the battery. So, unless I need long run times or the brightess...
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